A People’s Liberation Army Navy type 056 corvette was spotted near the island in January. Photo: AMTI

Beijing sends fleet of ships to disputed South China Sea island ‘to stop Philippines building facilities’

  • Number of ships sent to Spratly Islands reached 95 in mid-December in what US monitors believe was part of effort to coerce Manila into stopping construction work
  • China, Vietnam and the Philippines all lay claim to the island chain
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A People’s Liberation Army Navy type 056 corvette was spotted near the island in January. Photo: AMTI
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